International Students Socializing with Social Media in the U.S.
How To Socialize With Social
Media As An International
Student in the U.S.
As an international student studying abroad in
the U.S. can sometimes be difficult when trying
to make friends and socialize.
Fact 1: During the 2011-2012 school year more
than 764,400 international students were
attending American colleges.
As a student of the social media era it can be as
easy as clicking a mouse to finding a
group, club, team, or others that you can meet
with to help the transition from being a long
way from home.
Don’t Be Nervous!
Fact 2: 85-95% of college
student are on Facebook. 2,000
colleges are on Facebook.
Fact 3: Yelp is a directory on
businesses in different cities
(i.e. restaurants, shopping areas, and others)
are rated by people who have been there.
Fact 4: This video sharing website will help
students learn about what it is like going to
college in America from other international students.
Fact 7: Linkedin is a great tool for all
students including international students
communicate with other students and
companies (in the United States or in their
home country). I great way to profile your
Fact 8: Another social network that can give
advice, knowledge, and inform a
international student to help them prepare
and understand how to be a part of college
that they are attending.
Hello, my name is (say your name). I am an international
student from (say your country) .
How are you doing?
What is there to do for fun around here?
I like to ________ (explain what activities you like to do).
What do you like to do?
Do you want to hang out sometime?
Turn up ( get excited)!
If you do not know exactly how to phrase
Use apps to help translate and understand the
conversation (all free apps):
• Speero Voice Translator Multilanguage 4.0
There are plenty of websites to find.
Remember Always Do Some Research!!!!!!
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• Fact 1: Number of International Students Attending
American Colleges and Universities Continues Rising (2013, July 31).
In VOA Learning English. Retrieved July 31, 2013, from
• Fact 2:Chapman, E. (2011, November 8). Facebook Facts Revealed .
In Collegiate Times. Retrieved July 31, 2013, from
• Fact 3: Yelp, Inc. (2013, June). In Wikipedia. Retrieved July
31, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yelp,_Inc.
• Fact 5: Junco, R. (2013, March 12). Using Twitter to Improve College
Student Engagement. In South by Southwest. Retrieved July
31, 2013, from
• Background Music: Selena Gome- Come Get It
Thank you for listening!
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